Warpwire 2.8, July 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce we’ll be upgrading to Warpwire v. 2.8 on July 25. They system will be offline during our standard maintenance window on the 18th (6AM to 8AM EST) so that we can perform this upgrade. Highlights for v. 2.8 are included below. Full release notes for Warpwire upgrades are found at https://www.warpwire.com/support/release-notes/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the OIT Service Desk at oit.duke.edu/help.

Enhancements
  • Added iTunes Podcast Support
  • Added interactive Transcript Support for media assets with associated caption files
  • Added display of expanded metadata for an asset
  • Added advanced search of assets and their metadata within a Media Library
  • Improved reliability of the asset count within the Admin Tool
  • Added Media Library sorting by number of assets within the Admin Tool
  • Enhanced insertion button visibility in plugin view
  • Added option to choose icon color for the Warpwire tool in the LMS rich text editor
  • Added link to support documentation for the LTI configuration tool
  • Added Warpwire version number and release notes link to Account menu
  • Added ability to copy LMS courses while retaining permission information
  • Added metadata entry workflow for Media Libraries and assets
  • Added ability to define custom metadata attributes, vocabularies, and restrictions for input
  • Added ability to use resumable playback position via the Player API
  • Added functionality where toggling batch edit mode deselects selects media assets
  • Enhanced engagement graph visuals by limiting inclusion to authenticated users
  • Enhanced engagement graph grid lines when no user data is available
  • Added video and audio engagement graph with playback to analytics
  • Added institutional option for hiding asset share links
  • Added ability to change owners of Media Libraries
  • Added default list loading for user and group lists in the Admin Tool
  • Added ability to sort many of the fields within the Admin Tool
  • Video playback position is now remembered for assets over 30 seconds in length
  • Enhanced offline download reliability of video capture files
  • Enhanced design of hotspot analytic headers for sorting clarification
  • Improved podcast playback for iTunes desktop
  • Improved media analytics timecode reporting
  • Added ability to store the last known playback position in the Data API
  • RSS owner/author is now set to the owner of the Media Library
  • Enhanced image delivery for better caching control
  • Added analytics to Media Library and asset options menu for quicker access
  • Media Library view and sort changes are automatically saved in users’ web browser
  • Default preference for view type (grid, list) added to Media Library settings
  • Improved the handling of sessions when using specific LTI launch contexts
  • Media player functionality improved on mobile devices
  • Added seek, playback speed, and control playback quality to mobile playback
  • Improved mobile playback full screen experience
  • Audio playback experience more consistent with video playback
  • Added the ability to view and add closed captions to audio files
  • Added the ability to listen to audio files with playback speed adjustments
  • Added the ability to edit the thumbnail of audio files
  • Media Library title and link available in video player top bar and single page view for users with permission to easily jump to media management
  • Improved video responsiveness at different sizes
  • Enhanced design with gradient top and bottom design backings to open up the viewing experience
  • Enhanced design with shorter, more efficient time codes, and bigger font for legibility
  • Enhanced design by streamlining the progress bar
  • Enhanced design with blue highlight color change for better visibility
  • Enhanced design with text shadows to increase text readability
  • Enhanced design with streamlined storyboard thumbnails
  • Enhanced design of small menus and tooltips to have bigger text, more padding, darker background for increased legibility
  • JavaScript-based API for extending the functionality of the Warpwire player for external applications
  • Allows programmers to build tools to interact with all functions found in the Warpwire player, including play, pause, seek, closed captions, playback analytics, and more

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue that prevented the Warpwire application from launching in Sakai’s rich-text editor in certain cases
  • Fixed issue with resumable playback position for Apple iPhone
  • Fixed issue preventing newly created Media Libraries from opening properly in plugin view
  • Fixed issue with blank tagged playlist links on public media libraries
  • Fixed issue with resumable playback on iOS devices
  • Fixed issue with audio for embedded media on mobile devices
  • Fixed issue with muting on embedded videos
  • Fixed issue where engagement graph data may have two lines
  • Fixed issue with video playback seeking unmuting audio
  • Fixed issue with changing the title of assets during replacement
  • Fixed issue with creating a Media Library via an LTI launch for certain users
  • Fixed issue with closing full menus on single page view
  • Fixed issue with closed caption searching on single page view
  • Fixed issue with closed captions where the first caption may not appear for some WebVTT files
  • Fixed issue with login redirection for certain users
  • Fixed issue with copying files into libraries a user has access to with “Users with access to this library can add media” turned on
  • Fixed issue with users who added content to a Media Library with “Users with access to this library can add media” enabled could not remove content
  • Fixed issue with embedded video share link styling
  • Fixed issue with replaced media assets not reflecting the correct date
  • Fixed issue with player CC menu on touch devices
  • Fixed issue with player quality for audio files
  • Fixed issue with video autoplay in Apple Safari
  • Fixed issue with video scrubbing in certain web browsers
  • Fixed issue with Admin Tool link on mobile devices
  • Fixed issue with media processing messaging
  • Fixed issue with media assets without a thumbnail displaying the wrong thumbnail in settings
  • Fixed issue with video player tooltips overlapping design elements
  • Fixed issue with video player menus staying open when playing, pausing, or using the progress bar
  • Fixed issue with video player Warpwire logo wrapping below top bar at small resolutions
  • Fixed issue with video player menu scrollbar breaking design of closed caption menu at small resolutions
  • Fixed issue with video player design elements between default and watching views

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